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UNICEF Press Release on the Occasion of Iran’s National Children’s Day and Week, 2015

October 8 is an opportunity to mark Children's Day in the Islamic Republic of Iran and to celebrate childhood, as the country cares for its children to reach their full potential.


On the occasion of this glorious day as well as the National Children’s Week celebrated from 7-13 October all across the country, UNICEF Iran wishes to congratulate all Iranian children and their parents and those who do everything in their power to protect and promote the welfare of children.


In line with its mandate, UNICEF Iran cooperates with the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran and all national partners to ensure a better future for children and will continue to do so.


As part of the collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Medical Education, UNICEF Iran has supported procurement of 1.8 million doses of Inactivated Polio Vaccine and launching of the relevant communication campaign in Iran.


It has also assisted the Iranian Government in Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV/AIDS in 16 provinces and enhancing the quality of hospital care for premature babies in three provinces of Tehran, Tabriz and Shiraz.


Meanwhile, UNICEF Iran works with partners to promote healthy lifestyles among adolescent boys and girls, fight against drug addiction and prevent traffic accidents.


UNICEF is honoured to cooperate with the Ministry of Education in providing equitable quality education for every child in Iran. This also includes supporting national efforts to ensure immediate resumption of quality education for all students after emergencies. Furthermore, standards for Education in Emergencies will be finalized by the Ministry of Education based on the minimum standards of International Network on Education in Emergencies developed in collaboration with UNICEF.


UNICEF Iran also supports the Iranian Government in their efforts to formulate child-sensitive social protection responses, informed by a comprehensive understanding of child welfare.


Children’s Day is a day to engage in fun and frolic. But it is not just that. This day reminds everyone to renew their commitment towards the well-being and welfare of all children. It is an opportunity for all of us to reflect on our responsibility to ensure that our children are able to grow up in a safe, sustainable, and prosperous world.






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